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The Ford Business Leader program develops the General Management capabilities necessary to manage the profit & loss of a business, market or product line within the company.

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Created in 2016, the FBLP is a cross-functional General Management program that provides participants with a unique opportunity to accelerate professional development and to position themselves as Ford Motor Company’s future executive leaders. These future leaders are able to create a platform for change; inspire, educate and guide others. This competitive program is open to candidates from top MBA programs who demonstrate an ability to excel at a global business level.



The program lasts for three rotations of 12-18 months each.



Professional Development


Diverse business experience

Three impactful 12-18 month assignments to build foundational competency in Marketing, Finance, and Strategy


Personalized assignments

Each role is hand-crafted with the participant’s strengths, opportunities and development plan in mind; not ‘one-size fits all’


Leadership partnering and executive mentoring

Collaboration with proven business leaders, guided by an executive sponsor


International exposure

Work in a global context, forging strong partnerships across regions and geographies


Continuous Education Opportunities


Monthly FBLP Cohort Sessions

Ongoing learning & network development through the introduction of Company SMEs on leadership and key methodologies


Executive Roundtables 

Cohort discussions with key leaders in the business, aimed to develop awareness and understanding of the Company scope, scale and key areas of focus


General Management Shadowing

1-2 day shadowing opportunities for current general managers across the globe


Social Events


Onboarding dinner 

The program’s sponsors and mentors welcome each new FBLP class into the cohort.


Bi-Weekly Happy Hours 

We meet as a cohort at least twice a month to strengthen our personal and professional relationships, learn about each other’s respective experiences, and talk shop more generally.


Periodic Events

FBLPs also host a wide variety of social gatherings throughout the year, including holiday get-togethers, super-bowl party, St. Patrick’s Day party, Fowling (football bowling) outings, beer tastings, and more.


Post-Program Placement

Each FBLP member will have a different career path – with roles in various skill teams and in core General Manager positions.


As part of this exciting program, you’ll enjoy a high level of involvement with an exceptional team of industry innovators and visionaries. You’ll contribute in a meaningful way to our important, breakthrough work. And you’ll develop the skills that will give you a significant edge in your future career pursuits.  


You’ll also receive excellent compensation and a comprehensive benefits package that includes generous PTO, retirement, savings and stock investment plans, incentive compensation and much more. If you have what it takes to help us redefine the future of mobility, we’d love to have you join us.



Minimum Qualifications


  • Candidates must have completed an MBA degree by June 2021 
  • Minimum three years of relevant work experience or industry experience in strategy, management consulting, investment banking, private equity, technology service, entrepreneurship or marketing 


Preferred Qualifications


  • Passion to work in a fast-paced, complex global environment and an aptitude for developing business acumen and capacity 
  • Proven leadership skills that energize, educate and motivate others 
  • Strong interest in automotive and mobility products and services 


Candidates for positions with Ford Motor Company must be legally authorized to work in the United States. Verification of employment eligibility will be required at the time of hire.  Visa sponsorship is not available for this position. 


By choice, we are an Equal Opportunity Employer committed to a culturally diverse workforce. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, religion, color, age, sex, national origin, sexual orientation, gender identity, disability status or protected veteran status.


Find your opportunity to help us shape the future.